LINCOLN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Massachusetts Innovation Network celebrated its 2022 Season wrap-up with a Celebratory Dinner & Award Ceremony. The 8-month-long season started with nearly 100 startups; 18 teams advanced to the final, live phase of the competition (which included final pitches and exhibit of the technologies). Through the program the teams received bespoke mentorship, leadership education, and hands-on support to thrust them forward towards their commercialization and scaling journey. The season culminated the exciting Evening of Innovation, honoring all finalists and announcing 6 Winners.
The ceremony featured a keynote address by Ms. Juliette Kayyem, CEO and Co-Founder of Grip Mobility, a technology company providing transparency in the rideshare industry. Ms. Kayyem has served as President Obama's assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the Department of Homeland Security and is currently Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. A frequent CNN Analyst, NPR Boston commentator and acclaimed author, she is a leader in guiding companies, government and individuals towards mitigating and navigating crises and disasters.
We thank Ms. Kayyem for her keynote address, and all the ecosystem representatives who present the awards:
Mr. Eric Acthmann of Global Capital X
Ms. Laurie Bishop of Northeastern University
Ms. Kelly Crowley-McInnis of AIM HR Solutions
Mr. Alex Kambanis of GET Group North America
Mr. Robert Leonard of BerryDunn
Mr. Peter Milano of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Dr. Rupal Patel of VocaliD and Veritone
Mr. Raza Shaikh of Launchpad Venture Group
Ms. Beth Zonis of Cleantech Open Northeast
The 2022 Eddies Winners Are:
- Cleantech & Sustainability: Osmoses (mentored by Ms. Barbara Finer)
- Healthy Living: Constant Therapy Health (mentored by Ms. Patty Flaherty Donahue)
- Life Sciences: AOA DX (mentored by Ms. Pamela Layton)
- Minority-Owned: PhagePro (mentored by Ms. Sophia Kambanis)
- Smart Living: DeepCharge (mentored by Dr. Petros Kotidis)
Deeptech & AI: Metalenz (mentored by Dr. Val Livada)
- Community Choice Eddie: AOA DX
AOA DX and its founder Oriana Papin-Zoghbi also won the cross-category Robert J. Crowley Eddie, which honors those embodying the values of breakthrough thinking, passion to improve lives and unwavering commitment to the spirit of advancement.
We extend Warmest Congratulations and Best Wishes for continued success to all startups, finalists and winners and look forward to sharing their stories, successes and achievements in the years to come!